Brother Cornelius Visual Art Scholarship

Awards of $13,000 per year awarded to entering first time freshmen for each of four years of consecutive full-time study.

Please note the application is now closed and will reopen in October 2020 for applicants for the Fall of 2021. The deadline for all submissions for next year is January 15, 2021.

These are the application materials required to apply:

  • An essay (<500 words), describing the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the scholarship
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or others addressing the applicant’s qualifications
  • A DVD or online portfolio of original work (video as well as artwork of other digital or traditional mediums)
  • List of software skills
  • List of any relevant art projects including titles, duration's, and synopses

This is the URL to the application form:

Initial application process:

• Applicants must submit all application materials (Common Application, high school transcript, a letter of recommendation, ACT or SAT scores on or before the Early Action deadline of

November 15. However, applicants who meet the Jan 15 deadline will be given every


• Application materials for the specific awards (listed below) must be submitted via email to or by mail to Admissions Office, c/o Jenna Sciarrino, PO Box 4800,

Moraga, CA 94575 on or before noon, December 1.

• Students with complete applications must interview on campus. Scholarship Saturday interviews will be held on Saturday, 2/27/21

• Students may only apply for one departmental scholarship (i.e. all Liberal Arts,

Accounting/Business, Physics and Mathematics scholarships or the Mentored Access to

Programs in Science/MAPS awards.)

Other information:

• These are merit scholarships awarded on determinations of academic and competitive

ability, not financial need.

• All scholarships are applied against any demonstrated need first (as determined by the FAFSA)

they cannot be “stacked” atop need-based Saint Mary’s scholarships once a financial aid award

has been mailed.

• Recipients must remain enrolled full time, maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0, and must major in the respective departments to maintain their departmental scholarships.

• These departmental scholarships may be stacked with other merit scholarships, namely the

Gael’s Scholar’s Award, Lasallian Leadership Award, Honors-at-Entrance Scholarship and the

Presidential Scholarship. However, an individual may receive no more than three of these merit

based institutional scholarships. The maximum amount of gift aid that a student can receive,

including Pell and Cal Grants, is the cost of tuition.

• All scholarships are renewable for three successive years of consecutive full time study provided eligibility requirements and obligations are met.


The recipient must major in Art Practice and is expected to annually contribute in several capacities to the Art + Art History Department. Such contributions may include working closely with a faculty member as a production or research assistant on a visual art project, coordinating student exhibits, and leading the department’s art club.